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Monday, July 21, 2014

KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - Welfare Schemes

Stipend Scheme

Welfare department is running a number of stipend schemes for the welfare of SC, ST and OBC students. These schemes have been so designed that it can fulfill the needs of the students. The rates of stipend are as below:

SLType of Stipend SchemeRate/Month (in Rs.)
1.Post Matric As per the GOI rates which ranges between
Rs. 90/- to Rs. 425/- for different courses.
2.High School stipend (Class 7 to 10)Rs. 55/- per month
3.Middle School stipend (Class 5 to 6)Rs. 30/- per month
4.Primary School stipend (Class 1 to 4) Rs. 15/- per month
5.Mushahar stipendRs. 30/- per month
6.HostellersRs. 80/- per month
7.Stipend for Technical coursesRs. 150/- per month
8.Stipend to wards of the people engaged in unclean occupation As per Govt. of India rates
Note: The above rates are not exhaustive. DWO, SDO and BDOs can be contacted for details of rates of different type of scholarship.

How to Receive Stipend

To avail the benefit of stipend schemes the students of SC, ST and OBC communities need to fill the prescribed form, which is available with the officers of the Welfare Departments, that is, BWO, SWO and DWO. After filling the form and attaching the necessary papers like caste certificate, income certificate, they should submit it to the head of the institution/school. These applications are scrutinized and placed before the stipend committee at the Block, Subdivision and District levels. Orders have been issued from the H.Q. level to conduct meetings every month for sanction of stipend. Therefore, the students should contact the authorities after one month from the date of submission of application and get the stipend money.

If the students face any problem, should directly correspond with the Dy. Development Commissioner and the District Magistrate of their district, the Director, Welfare at Patna.

Residential Schools

Welfare Department is running 30 residential schools for scheduled caste boys and 21 schools for girls, 15 residential schools for scheduled tribes and 12 residential schools for OBC girls. Students are admitted on the basis of merit in these schools and they are provided free boarding, lodging and education. Those who wish to get admission in those schools should either contact the Head Master of the school or the District welfare Officer of the district. Otherwise admissions are advertised in leading news papers during the beginning of academic year.

Uniform to Girls

Specially for SC, ST School going girls this scheme of Uniform to Girls is being implemented. Under this scheme, two sets of dresses are provided every year at a cost of Rs. 250/- per set. Uniform is provided to the SC and ST school going girls who are studying in govt. schools. To avail the facility the students and their guardians are advised to contact the Head Master of the school or the BWO of the block.

Hostel Scheme

Welfare Department is running hostels scheme for SC, ST and OBCs. In these hostels, only residential facility is provided to the students. The students in these hostels run mess by themselves. For these mess, the govt. provides cook-cum-servant to cook food. At present, there are 146 running hostels for SCs, 13 hostels for STs and 5 hostels for OBCs.

Ayurvedic Medical Centres

In Bihar, 10 Ayurvedic Medical Center are being run to provide medical facilities to ST people in the ST dominated areas. In these centers Ayurvedic Medical officers are posted to provide medical advices to the ST people, medicines are also provided in these center free of cost. From the financial year 2001-2002, the new buildings for the centers are being constructed out of the funds provided by the 11th Finance commission.

Medical and Legal Aid

For providing assistance to SC, and ST people for carrying out Medical treatment the scheme of Medical Aid is being run. Under this scheme assistance from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 1,000/- is provided as per the need for medical treatment. Similarly, under the scheme of Legal Aid the SC &ST people are provided assistance to contest the court cases. Under this scheme the advocates are engaged and they are paid. For details, DWO of the district can be contacted.

Assistance under SC, ST Atrocities Prevention Act, 1989

SC, ST Atrocities Prevention Act 1989 was enacted to provide protection to the SC, ST people from atrocities committed by other castes of the society. A rule have been made by the state Govt. which is known as SC, ST Atrocities Prevention Rule 1995. The Home Commissioner of the State is the nodal officer for the implementation of the Act. Under this Act, 9 SC/ST Police Stations have been made functional in the state. Welfare Department provides funds for financial assistance to the victims in the cases registered under this Act. For this, District Magistrates of the districts have been duly authorized.

Special Central Assistance to Special Component Plan

Govt. of India provides SCA grants to the State Govt. for the economic upliftment of the SCs. This grant is an additive to this Special Component Plan of the State Govt. As per the new guidelines issued by GOI, this scheme is to be implemented on the lines of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna and there is provision to give up to Rs. 10,000/- only maximum subsidy. To avail the benefit of the scheme, the SC person should contact the BDO, SDO, DWO, or DDC of the concerned districts and apply for getting the scheme sanctioned.

Bihar State Scheduled Caste Co-operative Development Corporation

This corporation was established at the state capital to provide financial assistance to the SC people. It is a society registered under the Society Registration Act. Different schemes being run by the corporation for the benefit of SC people are as follows:

Subsidy Scheme.
NSFDC Scheme.
Training Scheme.
NASLAR Scheme ( Garima).
Operation Rojgar for Saran district.

The Corporation’s head office is located at the 4th Floor, Biscomann Tower, West of Gandhi Maidan, Patna and its project offices are located at the district headquarter. To avail the facilities, the SC person can contact the Project Executive Officer of their district or corresponded with the Corporation’s head office.

Bihar State Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation

This Corporation was established to provide financial assistance to Other Backward Classes and registered under the companies Act. 1956 in 1993. This Corporation has an authorized share Capital of Rs. 25 crores. Till 1999-2000, a sum of Rs. 13.36 crores has been provided by the State Govt. towards its share capital. The corporation implements the schemes after getting term loan from National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation. The Margin Money is provided out of the share Capital.

The head office of this corporation is located at 4th floor, Sone Bhawan, Birchand Patel Marg, Patna. To avail the benefits of the schemes, one should contact the DWO of the district or the head office of the Corporation.


KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - Credit-cum-Subsidy Scheme for Rural Housing

There were a large number of households in the rural areas which could not be covered under the IAY, as either they do not fall into the range of eligibility or due to the limits imposed by the available budget. On the other hand due to limited repayment capacity, these rural households cannot take benefit of fully loan based schemes offered by some of the housing finance institutions. The need of this majority can be met through a scheme which is part credit and part subsidy based.

The objective of this scheme for rural housing is to facilitate construction of houses for rural families who have some repayment capacity. The scheme aims at eradicating shelterlessness from the rural area of the country.

The scheme provides shelter to rural families who have not been coveted under IAY and who are desirous of possessing a house. All rural households having annual income up to Rs. 32,000/- are covered under this scheme.

The funds are shared by the Centre and the State in the ratio of 75:25 respectively.

Rural poor just above the poverty line are entitled to get the benefits of the scheme. A maximum subsidy of Rs. 10,000/- per unit is provided for the construction of a house. Sanitary latrine and smokeless chulha are integral part of the house. Cost effective and enviornment friendly technologies, materials, designs, etc. are encouraged. Sixty per cent (60%) of the houses are allocated to SC/ST rural poor.

How to Seek Assistance:
State Governments decide the implementing agency, which may be the State Housing Board, State Housing Corporation, specified scheduled Commercial bank, Housing Finance Institution or the DRDA/ZP. The person desirous of getting benefit of the scheme may approach the implementing agency.


KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - MP Local Area Development Programme

MPLADS was launched in December 1993 as a central sector scheme to enable Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to execute the schemes of their choice that are developmental and based on locally felt needs within the guidelines for this purpose.

The basic objective of this programme is to facilitate immediate execution of small but locally important schemes, whose execution may otherwise span over a huge period. The works which can be carried out under this scheme are - construction of buildings for schools, hostels, libraries and shelter for old/handicapped, construction of link/approach roads, culverts/bridges, public irrigation and public drainage facilities etc. as indicated in the guidelines.

The Government of India provides cent-percent fund for this scheme. Each MP has the choice to suggest work to the tune of Rs. Two crores per year to be taken up in his/her constituency.

Execution of this scheme is done through the detailed guidelines and circulars issued from time to time on matters relating to operational details by the Department of Programme Implementation, Govt. of India.

Contact Info:
Local MPs of Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha may be contacted.


KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - Drought-Prone Areas Programme

The Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP) aims at mitigating the adverse effects of drought on the production of crops and livestock and productivity of land, water and human resources. It strives to encourage restoration of ecological balance and seeks to improve the economic and social conditions of the poor and the disadvantaged sections of the rural community.

DPAP is a people's programme with Government assistance. There is a special arrangement for maintenance of assets and social audit by Panchayati Raj Institutions. Development of all categories of land belonging to Gram Panchayats, Government and individuals fall within the limits of the selected watersheds for development.

Allocation is to be shared equally by the Centre and State Govt. on 75:25 basis. Watershed community is to contribute for maintenance of assets created. Utilisation of 50% of allocation under the Employment Assurance Scheme (EAS) is for the watershed development. Funds are directly released to Zila Parishads/District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs) to sanction projects and release funds to Watershed Committees and Project Implementation Agencies.

Village community, including self-help/user groups, undertake area development by planning and implementation of projects on watershed basis through Watershed Associations and Watershed Committees constituted from among themselves. The Government supplements their work by creating social awareness, imparting training and providing technical support through project implementation agencies.

How to Seek Assistance:
Non-Government organisations can approach the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) for appointment as Project Implementation Agencies.


KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - Community Development

The State Govt. launched a scheme in 1980-81 to enable the members of legislature to execute the small schemes of their choice that are developmental and are based on immediate felt local needs, as per the guidelines issued for this purpose. Under this scheme Rs.50.00 lakh has to be provided to each member of the State Legislative.

The objective of this scheme is to facilitate immediate execution of locally important schemes, whose execution may otherwise span over a large period - as per the list of Do's and Don't indicated in the guidelines.

This is a State Plan Scheme whose expenditure is fully borne by the State Government.

Each legislator is supposed to indicate choice of schemes to the tune of Rs fifty lakhs per year to br taken up in his/her constituency to the concerned Deputy Development Commissioner, which will get them implemented by following the established procedures contained in the guidelines and circulars issued by the Rural Development Department.

Contact Info:
Local MLA/MLC may be contacted for schemes to be taken up under Community Development Programme.


KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - Basic Minimum Services

The Government of India launched this scheme in 1997 incorporating seven vital services of importance to common people. The State Government has opted to provide shelter to shelter-less below poverty line under this scheme.

The objective of providing this scheme is to supplement the constitution of dwelling units for members of SC/ST, freed bonded labour and also non-SC/ST rural poor below the poverty line by providing them with grant.

The Central Government provides additional funds for Basic Minimum Services subject to the condition that the State Government will provide 15% of the required funds.

Additional Indira Awas are being constructed with the guidelines analogous to that for the Awas Yojana. The salient features are:
Rs. 20,000/- is provided to the beneficiaries for construction of the houses in phases. Sanitary latrines and smokeless chulah are integral part of the houses.
Houses are allotted in the name of female members of the family or in joint names of both spouses.
Selection of construction technology, materials and design is left entirely to the choice of beneficiaries. Contractors, Middlemen or the Departmental Agencies have no role in the construction of houses.
Cost effective and environment friendly housing technologies/design and materials are provided.

A sum of Rs 364.07 crores and Rs 383.32 crores were allocated during 1997-98 & 1998-99, and a sum of Rs 419.04 crores is to be allocated during 1999-2000, which have led to completion of over three lakh houses upto December 1999.

Contact Info:
Village Panchayat/BDO/DRDA maybe contacted for details.


KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - DRDA Administration

District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has traditionally been the principal organ at the District level to oversee the implementation of the anti-poverty programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development. Created originally for implementation of Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP), the DRDAs were subsequently entrusted with a number of programmes, both of the Central and State Governments. Since inception, the administrative costs of the DRDA (District Rural Development Agency) were met by setting aside a part of the allocations for each programme. Of late, the number of programmes had increased and several programmes have been restructured with a view to making them more effective. While an indicative staffing structure was provided to the DRDAs, experience showed that there was no uniformity in the staffing structure. It is in this context that a new centrally sponsored scheme - DRDA Administration - has been introduced from 1st April, 1999 based on the recommendations of an inter-ministerial committee known as Shankar Committee. The new scheme replaces the earlier practice of allocating percentage of programme funds to the administrative costs.

The objective of the scheme of DRDA (District Rural Development Agency) Administration is to strengthen the DRDAs and to make them more professional and effective. Under the scheme, DRDA is visualised as specialised agency capable of managing anti-poverty programmes of the Ministry on the one hand and effectively relate these to the overall efforts of poverty eradication in the district on the other.

The funding pattern of the programme will be in the ratio of 75:25 between the Centre and the States.

The DRDA will continue to watch over and ensure effective utilisation of the funds intended for anti-poverty programmes. It will need to develop distinctive capabilities for poverty eradication. It will perform tasks which are different from Panchayati Raj Institutions and line departments. The DRDAs would deal only with the anti-poverty programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development. If DRDAs are to be entrusted with programmes of other Ministries or those of the State Governments, it must be ensured that these have a definite anti-poverty focus. In respect of such States where DRDA does not have a separate identity and separate accounts.

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KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - Indira Aawas Yojna

IAY is the flagship rural housing scheme which is being implemented by the Government of India with an aim of providing shelter to the poor below poverty line. The Government of India has decided that allocation of funds under IAY (Indira Awas Yojna) will be on the basis of poverty ratio and housing shortage.

The objective of IAY is primarily to help construction of new dwelling units as well as conversion of unserviceable kutcha houses into pucca/semi-pucca by members of SC/STs, freed bonded labourers and also non-SC/ST rural poor below the poverty line by extending them grant-in-aid.

IAY is a beneficiary-oriented programme aimed at providing houses for SC/ST households who are victims of atrocities, households headed by widows/unmarried women and SC/ST households who are below the poverty line. This scheme has been in effect from 1st April, 1999.

IAY is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme funded on cost sharing basis between the Govt. of India and the States in the ratio of 75:25 respectively.

Grant of Rs. 20,000/- per unit is provided in the plain areas and Rs. 22,000/- in hilly/difficult areas for the construction of a house. For conversion of a kutcha house into in pucca house, Rs. 10,000/- is provided. Sanitary laterines and chulahs are integral part of the house. In construction/upgradation of the house, cost effective and environment friendly technologies, materials and designs are encouraged. The household is alloted in the name of a female member of beneficiary household.

How to Seek Assistance:
The person concerned should contact the Village Panchayat or Village Level Worker or the Block Development Officer or District Rural Development Agency.

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KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - Jawahar Gram Samriddhi Yojna

The critical importance of rural infrastructure in the development of village economy is well known. A number of steps have been initiated by the Central as well as the State Governments for building the rural infrastructure. The public works programme have also contributed significantly in this direction.

Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojna (JGSY) is the restructured, streamlined and comprehensive version of the erstwhile Jawahar Rozagar Yojana. Designed to improve the quality of life of the poor, JGSY has been launched on 1st April, 1999. The primary objective of the JGSY is the creation of demand driven community village infrastructure including durable assets at the village level and assets to enable the rural poor to increase the opportunities for sustained employment. The secondary objective is the generation of supplementary employment for the unemployed poor in the rural areas. The wage employment under the programme shall be given to Below Poverty Line(BPL) families.

JGSY is implemented entirely at the village Panchayat level. Village Panchayat is the sole authority for preparation of the Annual Plan and its implementation.

The programme will be implemented as Centrally Sponsored Scheme on cost sharing basis between the Centre and the State in the ratio of 75:25 respectively.

The programme is to be implemented by the Village Panchayats with the approval of Gram sabha. No other administrative or technical approval will be required. For works/schemes costing more than 50,000/-, after taking the approval of the Gram Sabah, the Village Panchayat shall seek the technical/administrative approval of appropriate authorities. Panchayats may spend upto 15% of allocation on maintenance of assets created under the programme within its geographical boundary. 22.5% of JGSY funds have been enmarked for individual beneficiary schemes for SC/STs. 3% of annual allocation would be utilised for creation of barrier free infrastructure for the disabled. The funds to the Village Panchayats will be allocated on the basis of the population. The upper ceiling of 10,000 population has been removed.

How to Seek Assistance:
Village Pradhan, Panchayat members, Block Development Officer, District Collector or District Rural Development Agency may be contacted.

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KNOW ABOUT - Bihar Govt Scheme - Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna

This programme was launched in April, 1999. This is a holistic programme covering all aspects of self employment such as organisation of the poor into self help groups, training, credit, technology, infrastructure and marketing.


The objective of SGSY is to provide sustainable income to the rural poor. The programme aims at establishing a large number of micro-enterprises in the rural areas, based upon the potential of the rural poor. It is envisaged that every family assisted under SGSY will be brought above the poverty-line with in a period of three years.


This programme covers families below poverty line in rural areas of the country. Within this target group, special safeguards have been provided by reserving 50% of benefits for SCs/STs, 40% for women and 3% for physically handicapped persons. Subject to the availability of the funds, it is proposed to cover 30% of the rural poor in each block in the next 5 years.


SGSY is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and funding is shared by the Central and State Governments in the ratio of 75:25 respectively.


SGSY is a Credit-cum-Subsidy programme. It covers all aspects of self-employment, such as organisation of the poor into self-help groups, training, credit technology, infrastructure and marketing. Efforts would be made to involve women members in each self-help group. SGSY lays emphasis on activity clusters. Four-five activities will be identified for each block with the approval of Panchayat Samities. The Gram sabha will authenticate the list of families below the poverty line identified in BPL census. Identification of individual families suitable for each key activity will be made through a participatory process. Closer attention will be paid on skill development of the beneficiaries, known as swarozgaris, and their technology and marketing needs.

How to Seek Assistance:

For assistance under the programme, District Rural Development Agencies and Block Development Officers may be contacted.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Know About - Bihar State Profile

Bihar is located in the eastern part of the country (between 83°-30' to 88°-00' longitude). It is an entirely land–locked state, although the outlet to the sea through the port of Kolkata is not far away. Bihar lies mid-way between the humid West Bengal in the east and the sub humid Uttar Pradesh in the west which provides it with a transitional position in respect of climate, economy and culture. It is bounded by Nepal in the north and by Jharkhand in the south. The Bihar plain is divided into two unequal halves by the river Ganga which flows through the middle from west to east.

 Physical Features                                                                                                                                   
Latitude      24°-20'-10" ~ 27°-31'-15" N
Longitude82°-19'-50" ~ 88°-17'-40" E
Rural Area92,257.51 sq. kms
Urban Area1,095.49 sq. kms
Total Area94,163.00 sq. kms
Height above Sea-Level173 Feet
Normal Rainfall1,205 mm
Avg. Number of Rainy Days52.5 Days in a Year
 Administrative Units
CD Blocks534
Number of Revenue Villages45,103
Number of Urban Agglomerations14
Number of Towns199
  - Statutory Towns139
  - Non-Statutory Towns60
Police Stations853
  - Civil Police Stations813
  - Railway Police Stations40
Police Districts43
  - Civil Police District39
  - Railway Police District4
 Key Statistics - as per 2011 Census (Provisional)
  - Male5,41,85,347
  - Female4,96,19,290
Population (0~6 Years Group)
  - In Absolute Numbers1,85,82,229
  - Percentage of Total Population17.90%
  - In Absolute Numbers5,43,90,254
  - Percentage of Total Population63.82%
Decadal Population Growth (2001-2011) 
  - Absolute2,08,06,128
  - As Percentage25.07%
Highest Decadal Growth atMadhepura District (30.65%)
Lowest Decadal Growth atGopalganj District (18.83%)
  - Civil Police Stations813
  - Railway Police Stations40
Density of Population1,102 per sq kms
  - Highest DensitySheohar, 1882 per sq kms
  - Lowest DensityKaimur, 488 per sq kms
Most Populous DistrictPatna: 57,72,804
Least Populous DistrictSheikhpura: 6,34,927
Sex Ratio (Females/Thousand Males)916
  - Highest Ratio(Gopalganj) 1,015
  - Lowest Ratio(Munger and Bhagalpur) 879
Highest Literacy RateRohtas, 75.59%
Lowest Literacy RatePurnia, 52.49%
Average Population of a District27,31,701
Source - gov.bih.nic. in